Slow dancing and fast racing: Bike Prom offers a ride down memory lane

By Chris Robbins Prom usually consists of corsages and balloons, not bikes, helmets and kneepads. The Living Arts and Science Center will host its second Bike Prom on Saturday at 6 p.m. Participants meet at the center on Martin Luther King Boulevard, said executive director, Heather Lyons. “Bike prom is a fundraising event to benefit […]

Physician’s program to hold race, tournament

By Taylor Robinson The UK Physician Assistant program will be hosting the second annual Chick-fil-A Physician Assistant Day 5K/1-Mile Fun Walk/Cornhole Tournament Saturday at UK Coldstream Park. The events are to promote awareness for the program and to raise money for the Refuge Medical Clinic and the Joseph Hamburg Student Society. Last year’s race drew […]

Tattoo parlor picks up stakes

By Laura Clark After almost two months of construction on South Limestone, the first business has left the building. Underground Ink and Piercing announced they were relocating because the construction “cut into their business,” said Eliot Walter, the building’s property owner.  The announcement was made at a weekly update meeting with the Lexington-Fayette County Urban […]

Shumaker’s Art Supply to reopen at new location

By Kayla Phelps Shumaker’s Art Supply is reopening its doors for the Lexington community this week. After relocating to the Kenwick neighborhood from Old Vine Street, storeowners Doug and Debbie Hicks are working to attract local residents. Debbie Hicks she and Doug decided to relocate because they wanted a bigger place that had a bigger […]

Students invited to fast for a cause

By Tommy Stuart Fasting during Ramadan is a tradition for Muslims, but this Thursday the Muslim Student Association calls upon students of all faiths to join them in fasting for a good cause. The third annual Fast-A-Thon will be held Thursday to benefit the Violence Intervention and Prevention Center. “I think students will find the […]

“Watermelon Bust” to make more money than last year

By Andrew Pillow Students on campus will have the opportunity to throw food and play in the mud Thursday with the kickoff of Lambda Chi Alpha and Delta Zeta’s annual “Watermelon Bust.” The philanthropy event benefits The North American Food Drive and The Painted Turtle, said Nika Mathis, a member of Delta Zeta sorority. The […]

Current, former UK students protest downtown for friends

Jonathan Hampton, a UK law student, and Christina Buckner, an                     anthropology graduate student, protest reckless tow truck driving on Wednesday evening in front of the Lexington Police Station. Photo by Scott Hannigan | Staff

By Katie Perkowski Seven protestors met outside the Lexington Police Department Wednesday evening to send a message in honor of their friends, UK sophomore Sierra T. Emrich, 19, and Lexington resident Alfred B. Baker, 21, who were struck and injured by a tow truck early Monday. The reason for the protest was although their friends […]

Students set the tone for future physics experiments

By Jill Seelmeyer Most undergraduate students learn the basics of their field in a classroom setting.  However, this summer, two undergraduate students participated in an advanced physics experiment at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico alongside UK Physics and Astronomy Professor Chris Crawford. Roel Flores, a physics junior, received a fellowship from UK […]

New rules for moped riders cause concern

UK Parking and Transportation Services included mopeds in the same parking policy as motorcycles on Aug. 1.   Photo by LeeAlan Yates | Staff

By Amanda Powell An updated parking policy puts the same regulations on mopeds as motorcycles, and that means no more parking at bike racks. The UK Parking and Transportation Services updated the parking policy for all mopeds, motorized scooters and motorcycles on Aug. 1.  All users now have the same rights and responsibilities, including same […]

College, dean help give school makeover

By Ashley Scott A UK college is redesigning its interior. The College of Design has made new appointments, been equipped with new Mac computers and has offered a new lecture series and more opportunities to travel abroad for students as part of a restructuring in the school, said Dean Michael Speaks.  Speaks, who has been […]